Minnesota Twins vs. Houston Astros - 8/10/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (58-55) at Minnesota Twins (46-67)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
D Keuchel (7-11) (4.62) vs. E Santana (5-9) (3.62)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +131 / Houston Astros -141 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins look to end their series with the Houston Astros with a win on Wednesday.
The Houston Astros appeared to be making a move in the American League West but have been on a two week slide. The Astros had been sinking with defeats in eight of ten before turning on the offense in a 7-5 victory at Target Field. Stros starter Mike Fiers allowed four runs on five hits including three homers over five frames. Houston pounded out 12 hits and walked twice with Carlos Correa going deep and driving in four while Jose Altuve went 4-4 with two runs and an RBI. Dallas Keuchel gets Wednesday’s start at Target Field looking for back to back wins. Keuchel defeated Texas 5-0 last time out with a complete game performance with three hits allowed.
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The fans are probably wondering where this Minnesota Twins squad has been all season as the team seems capable of beating anyone. The surging Twins had won seven of ten but their arms were unable to hold up in Tuesday night’s defeat to visiting Houston. Twins starter Hector Santiago gave up five runs (four earned) to absorb the loss. Minnesota produced nine hits and walked four times with Brian Dozier, Miguel Sano and Robbie Grossman going deep and driving in all five runs.Minnesota gives the ball to Ervin Santana for Wednesday’s bout with the visiting Astros. Santana been red hot the past three times out with a 2-1 record with .098 WHIP and 2.11 ERA.
Houston are 13-3 in their last 16 Wednesday games and the under is 6-2 in their last 8 Wednesday games while going 36-15-2 in their last 53 overall. The over is 11-3-1 in Minnesota’s last 15 Wednesday games and the Twins are 7-2 in their last 9 overall while the under is 7-3-1 in their last 11 home games. Houston are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in Minnesota. This might be asking for a lot but the Twins in a bounce back…